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Jimmy Van Heusen

Jimmy Van Heusen
Aliases
Ada Kurtz
Kurt Adams
Ted Johnson [US1]
Real name
Edward Chester Babcock
Born
January 26, 1913
Died
February 6, 1990
Country
United States
IPI
00014047817 88 works
00219748050 4 works
Comments
Composer of popular music and pianist. In his career, among other honors, Van Heusen was nominated ten times for the Academy Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture, winning four times. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971. He employed many aliases, often complicating songwriting credits by using the same names as other songwriters including Ada Kurtz and Ted Johnson. This is not the Ted Johnson who was associated with Dude Martin. Also note "Ada Kurtz" is similar to "Kurt Adams." another alias he used.

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Songs written by Jimmy Van Heusen

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Absent Minded Moon Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Covered by (2 artists)
Ain't Got a Dime to My Name (Ho Ho Ho Ho Hum) Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra June 10, 1942 Covered by Seth MacFarlane - Arranged and conducted by Bruce Broughton
Ain't That a Kick in the Head Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Dean Martin with Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle May 10, 1960 Covered by (51 artists)
All My Tomorrows Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra December 29, 1958 Covered by (77 artists)
All the Way Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra September 1957 Covered by (272 artists)
All This and Heaven Too Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange Charlie Barnet and His Orchestra May 16, 1940 Covered by (18 artists)
Aren't You Glad You're You? Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Les Brown and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Doris Day September 6, 1945 Covered by (41 artists)
As Long as I'm Dreaming Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra November 14, 1946 Covered by (8 artists)
Between Two Trees Jimmy Van Heusen, Virginia Walsh, Virgina Walsh Julian Gould December 1950 Covered by (6 artists)
Busy Doing Nothing Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby, William Bendix and Sir Cedric Hardwicke with Orchestra directed by Victor Young December 27, 1947 Covered by (6 artists)
But Beautiful Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby Covered by (384 artists)
Call Me Irresponsible Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Jackie Gleason January 21, 1963 Covered by (108 artists)
Christmas Is for Children Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Glen Campbell October 1968 Covered by Willeke Alberti
Come Dance with Me Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Billy May December 23, 1958 Covered by (25 artists)
Come Fly with Me Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra October 8, 1957 Covered by (147 artists)
Country Style Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with The Calico Kids and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra November 19, 1946 Covered by (2 artists)
Darn That Dream Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange Maxine Sullivan, Louis Armstrong, Bill Bailey, The Dandridge Sisters, The Rhythmettes and The Deep River Boys Covered by (393 artists)
Deep in a Dream Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange Bob Crosby and His Orchestra October 21, 1938 Covered by (81 artists)
Do You Know Why Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bob Crosby and His Orchestra September 10, 1940 Covered by (9 artists)
Everybody Has the Right to Be Wrong (At Least Once) Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra October 1965 Covered by (8 artists)
Going My Way Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra February 7, 1944 Covered by (6 artists)
Good for Nothin' But Love Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Martha Tilton December 23, 1938 Covered by (3 artists)
Heaven Can Wait Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra January 19, 1939 Covered by (6 artists)
Here's That Rainy Day Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Dolores Gray Covered by (467 artists)
High Hopes Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Covered by (37 artists)
How Are Ya' Fixed for Love? Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith with Orchestra conducted by Billy May March 1958 Covered by The Amalgamates
Humpty Dumpty Heart Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with Woody Herman and His Orchestra July 30, 1941 Covered by (21 artists)
I Could Have Told You Carl Sigman, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra December 9, 1953 Covered by (47 artists)
If You Stub Your Toe on the Moon Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby and Child Chorus Covered by (3 artists)
I'll Only Miss Her When I Think of Her Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra August 23, 1965 Covered by (49 artists)
Imagination Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Jan Savitt and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bon Bon January 24, 1940 Covered by (223 artists)
Incurably Romantic Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Covered by (12 artists)
Indiscreet Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Barbara McNair May 1958 Covered by (6 artists)
It Could Happen to You Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Jo Stafford with Paul Weston and His Orchestra December 3, 1943 Covered by (394 artists)
I Thought About You Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen Dinah Shore with Orchestra October 3, 1939 Covered by (421 artists)
It's a Darn Good Thing Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Debbie Reynolds Covered by (2 artists)
It's Always You Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra December 3, 1940 Covered by (29 artists)
It's Anybody's Spring Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra 1946 Covered by (3 artists)
It's Nice to Go Traveling Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra January 1958 Covered by (2 artists)
It's the Dreamer in Me Jimmy Van Heusen, Jimmy Dorsey Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bob Eberle March 16, 1938 Covered by (7 artists)
Let's Make Love Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frankie Vaughan & Marilyn Monroe 1960 Covered by (4 artists)
Let's Not Be Sensible Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby and Joan Collins Covered by Seth MacFarlane - Arranged and conducted by Bruce Broughton
Life Is So Peculiar Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee Covered by (13 artists)
Like Someone in Love Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Dinah Shore Covered by (408 artists)
Look to Your Heart Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra - Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle September 1955 Covered by (2 artists)
Love and Marriage Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra - Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle August 15, 1955 Covered by (37 artists)
Love Is the Darndest Thing Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Betty Hutton Covered by (3 artists)
(Love Is) The Tender Trap Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Debbie Reynolds Covered by (83 artists)
Make with the Kisses Johnny Mercer, Jimmy Van Heusen Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Mildred Bailey October 20, 1939 Covered by (2 artists)
Moonlight Becomes You Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bobby Sherwood and His Orchestra May 5, 1942 Covered by (96 artists)
More Than I Care to Remember Jimmy Van Heusen, Matt Terry [US] Ray Anthony and His Orchestra - Vocal by Ronnie Deauville and The Skyliners January 1951 Covered by (3 artists)
My Dream Sonata Mack David, Jimmy Van Heusen Nat "King" Cole with the Music of Nelson Riddle August 25, 1955 Covered by (2 artists)
My Heart Is a Hobo Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra November 14, 1946 Covered by (9 artists)
My Kind of Town Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra April 8, 1964 Covered by (44 artists)
Nancy Jimmy Van Heusen, Phil Silvers Frank Sinatra - Axel Stordahl and His Orchestra July 8, 1944 Covered by (157 artists)
Not as a Stranger Jimmy Van Heusen, Buddy Kaye Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra 1954 Covered by (2 artists)
Oh! You Crazy Moon Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Jack Leonard June 15, 1939 Covered by (54 artists)
Only the Lonely Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra May 29, 1958 Covered by (45 artists)
Our Town Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra - Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle August 15, 1955 Covered by (3 artists)
Personality Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Dorothy Lamour December 1945 Covered by (21 artists)
Pocketful of Miracles Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra & His Orchestra November 22, 1961 Covered by (10 artists)
Polka Dots and Moon Beams Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra - Vocal Refrain by Frank Sinatra March 4, 1940 Covered by (371 artists)
Ring-A-Ding Ding! Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra December 19, 1960 Covered by (10 artists)
Road to Morocco Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with Vic Schoen and His Orchestra June 10, 1942 Covered by (3 artists)
Shake Down the Stars Jimmy Van Heusen, Eddie DeLange Bob Crosby and His Orchestra - Vocal Chorus by Bob Crosby February 13, 1940 Covered by (6 artists)
Somewhere Along the Way Jimmy Van Heusen, Sammy Gallop Jerry Gray and His Orchestra - Vocal by Tommy Traynor March 28, 1951 Covered by (44 artists)
So Would I Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Charlie Spivak and His Orchestra April 15, 1946 Covered by (11 artists)
Specialization Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frankie Vaughan & Marilyn Monroe 1960 Covered by David Klein Quintet
Star! Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Julie Andrews 1968 Covered by (5 artists)
Suddenly It's Spring Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Ginger Rogers and Don Loper Covered by (42 artists)
Sunday, Monday or Always Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby July 1943 Covered by (16 artists)
Swinging on a Star Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with The Robert Mitchell Boys Choir February 7, 1944 Covered by (125 artists)
That Little Dream Got Nowhere Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Betty Hutton May 1946 Covered by (7 artists)
The Last Dance Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Billy May December 23, 1958 Covered by (24 artists)
There's a House in Harlem for Sale Jimmy Van Heusen, Jerry Arlen Henry Allen and His Orchestra 1934 Covered by Originální Pražský synkopický orchestr - Pavel Klikar & Jiří Suchý
The Second Time Around Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with Pete King and his Orchestra September 1960 Covered by (145 artists)
The Secret of Christmas Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with Frank De Vol and His Orch. March 25, 1959 Covered by (22 artists)
The September of My Years Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra May 27, 1965 Covered by (8 artists)
They Came to Cordura Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Frank Sinatra with Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle 1959 Covered by (2 artists)
Thoroughly Modern Millie Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Julie Andrews March 1967 Covered by (26 artists)
To Love and Be Loved Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Elmer Bernstein November 1958 Covered by (16 artists)
Walking Happy Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Norman Wisdom, Louise Troy & Ensemble November 26, 1966 Covered by (16 artists)
Welcome to My Dream Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra Covered by (9 artists)
When Is Sometime? Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Rhonda Fleming Covered by (6 artists)
Where Love Has Gone Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Jack Jones 1964 Covered by (6 artists)
Who Was That Lady? Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Dean Martin August 31, 1959 Covered by Dean Martin with The Capitol Studio Orchestra
You Can't Love 'Em All Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen Dean Martin June 8, 1959 Covered by (5 artists)
You Don't Have to Know the Language Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters Covered by (3 artists)
You My Love Mack Gordon, Jimmy Van Heusen Doris Day and Frank Sinatra November 1954 Covered by (5 artists)
You're Dangerous Johnny Burke [US], Jimmy Van Heusen Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra December 20, 1940 Covered by John Kincade

Adapted songs